Rescue operations continue at firecracker factory site in Punjab NDRF and SDRF teams are at spot assisting rescue operation.
Rescue operations continue at a firecracker factory site in Punjab where 23 people were killed and several injured in a powerful explosion. The blast occured at the firecracker factory located in a residential area on Jalandhar road in Batala of Gurdaspur district in the evening yesterday.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial probe into the blast. He has also announced an ex-gratia grant for those injured and the kin of deceased.
Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa is overseeing the relief and rescueoperations regarding Batala firecrackerfactory blast. He visited Civil hospital Batala again in the morning to inquire about the health of the tragedy victims.